How do we get more HD channels?

Discussion created by dougmain on Jun 10, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2017 by brycecampbell

We recently returned from the US, where we had a Time Warner cable set up with phone, internet and tv, (just like here with Shaw) with 100 or so HD channels, all for about half what we're paying here. So while TWC can do it, and the other competitors in Canada seemingly can do it, why are there so few Shaw HD channels? When can we expect CMT HD, MSNBC HD, Fox News HD, CNBC HD, BBC Canada HD to name just a handful that I'd like? There's a form to fill out requesting additional channels but how many people are aware of this?


Reviewing the MULTIPLE threads on this topic that date back two or three years, I see there is a lot of frustration, disappointment and discouragement with the Shaw service. There are a number of pre-packaged answers from Shaw's thread monitors, but not much in the way of concrete action, explanations or timelines.


And of course what little HD content there is available via Canadian broadcasters isn't available for those who might have missed an ep or two and think On Demand is the answer.


Any suggestions? Responses?